Foreign Money Judgments

Purpose and authority 

A foreign judgment is a judgment, decree, or order of a court from any other state or of the United States.  Please review Chapter 55 of the Florida Statutes for additional information.

The Florida Enforcement of Foreign Judgment Act was established to allow holders of uncollected foreign judgments to domesticate the judgment in the Florida County where the judgment is recorded without having to file suit or pay a filing fee until judicial action is needed for enforcement.

If the judgment holder wants to have the judgment enforced, the case is to be filed in Civil Court and there will be a filing fee.  This will happen 30 days after recording the judgment.